09 Feb '12, 3am

Worried parents taking children to psychologists (via ST iPhone App)

Worried parents taking children to psychologists (via ST iPhone App)

Psychologists say stress levels could be exacerbated by the hothousing that goes on in enrichment classes. Children go to class already knowing all the answers, forcing teachers to raise the standard even more. By Irene Tham These days, enrichment classes are not the only extras in children's schedules. Parents are also packing their children off to see psychologists - paying upwards of $100 per hour - fearing that they may have learning disabilities. Some do so on the advice of teachers. Others do so because their children have problems coping in school, presumably because of the accelerated pace of learning. Background story JUST STRESS 'The learning disabilities I sometimes see in my clinic are not disabilities by any definition. I'm seeing kids from good schools with good grades who feel anxious just because they did not ace their exams.' Dr Adrian Wang, consultant psy...

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